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'The Wendy Williams Show' Goes On Brief Hiatus Amidst Reports Of Host's Health Woes

Get well soon!

Wendy Williams should be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her show, The Wendy Williams Show. However, her physical well-being has been a hot-button topic amongst fans and followers.

On Thursday (Dec. 20), the 54-year-old took to Instagram to address the ongoing rumors of the health battles she's been facing. Williams said that she will get "much-needed rest" and will spend the next few weeks healing.

In a post to her Wendy Watchers, she wrote "I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgment of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina)."

"For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is," she continued. "...Needless to say... I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care.
I promise you a better Wendy in 2019."

Earlier during the week, she confessed to her audience that she injured her shoulder, and she stayed in her seat for the majority of another episode. This isn't the first time that Williams has been suffering from health issues that would plague her show. In October 2017, the former radio provocateur collapsed during her Halloween-themed episode. In spring 2018, Williams took a three-week break per doctors orders, and actor Jerry O'Connell filled in.

We're hoping you get well soon. Revisit the most-watched video from The Wendy Williams Show below.

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To My Wendy Watchers, I sincerely apologize if you feel that today's show was less than stellar. I’m on your TV screens every day wanting to spread laughter, entertainment and cheer. As I reported earlier in the week, I have a hairline fracture on my upper arm, which hurts like hell. I’ve never broken a bone or experienced a fracture in my life. In the key place where the fracture is, and trying to scurry around and do too much, I am now paying the price. I've never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week. I did that to power through and try to deliver a great show for you, against the better judgement of the many people around me who genuinely care for my well-being. I really do ride or die for my craft and give 200%. Not to mention everyone is aware at this point about my thyroid condition (don’t cry for me Argentina). For all my fellow thyroid sufferers, you know what the deal is. And for those that don’t: I encourage you to please read up. Needless to say, whatever today's performance was with the legendary The Lox, who said such nice things, I have no regrets and I appreciate everyone’s genuine concern for my wellness and care. I promise you a better Wendy in 2019. I will get some much needed rest and healing over these next couple of weeks. (Yes I am definitely juicing over the next couple of weeks). Sorry again. I love you all. Happy Holidays!

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